A heartwrenching video of WWE Superstar John Cena starting trending on social media on Wednesday. The video shows Cena on the set of a Cricket Wireless advertisement where Cena was watching a message sent by a young fan named Tyler. The boy recalled learning that his mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer and that Cena's philosophy of "Never Give Up" and the wristband he gave to Tyler at a WWE event helped both he and his mother get through their hardships.
"John Cena's message helped my family because I got his wristband that he gave to me, and when my mom was having her six-hour surgery I gave her that wristband and I told her to never give up. And she's now cancer-free," Tyler said.
Cena was on the verge of tears after the video. Tyler then suddenly popped up from behind the Cricket advertisement. He tried to give Cena a "thank you" message, but the 16-time former world champion rushed to embrace him.
"Coolest surprise ever," Cena said. The video was from 2017, but Twitter user @ProjectDITS reuploaded it to Twitter early Wednesday morning. By noon it had more than half a million views as fans shared their emotional reactions to the clip.
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Let’s go Cena. pic.twitter.com/k843e23aFG— Project Dits (@ProjectDITS) August 25, 2021
It costs you nothing to be kind. You might just make someone’s day — and maybe their life.
Good on you, John Cena. Needed this today.
Break out the tissues… pic.twitter.com/YzX2vTUS7M— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 25, 2021
Stop scrolling and watch this video of John Cena connecting with a family who he unknowingly helped get through the most difficult time in their lives ❤️August 25, 2021
I guess we’re crying on a Wednesday morning. John Cena ❤️August 25, 2021
Cena was on the losing end of a WWE Universal Championship match with Roman Reigns in the main event of Saturday's SummerSlam event. He's since taken to Twitter to bid farewell to WWE, at least for now.
Words cannot describe how appreciative I am that the @WWEUniverse allowed me the opportunity to return and perform. Thank you staff, superstars, and most of all FANS for giving me an unforgettable summer at “home” with my “family”. The journey takes me away now but I’ll C U soon.— John Cena (@JohnCena) August 23, 2021